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The Princess and The Black Cloud

Once upon a time there was a princess who lived in a tree in the forest. Her name was Woodlynn and she was a tree fairy. 1,261 more words


Sleepers, Awake

As a child, I never slept through a story by Hans Christian Andersen. Whether the tale was light and playful (“The Princess and the Pea”) or darker, more complex, and just a little disturbing (“The Tinderbox” or “The Child in the Grave”)  I loved them all. 985 more words


The Aged Bride

In this short little Danish tale, “The Aged Bride,” (which you can read in full on the University of Pittsburgh website here) a young bride wanders off from her wedding party to participate in a dance some elf-folk are having on a near-by mountain. 1,354 more words


Visual Exercise #3

Today I have decided to try something different.  Instead of the routine choosing a picture and writing about it, I have chosen a series of pictures and put them together.  1,639 more words

017. The White Snake

*This post is part of A Grimm Project, a series of short fiction pieces using each of the Brothers Grimms’ Nursery and Household Tales as writing prompts. 377 more words

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Thoughts on "The White Snake"

As in our last story, “The Three Snake Leaves,” a serpent is an agent of magical abilities in “The White Snake.” In “The Three Snake Leaves,” the power bestowed by the snake was the ability to bring something dead back to life; in “The White Snake,” a bite of the snake’s body gives one the ability to hear what animals say. 292 more words

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